Innis & Gunn Winter Beer 2011

 
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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Bottled; Special.
Every ingredient we have used to brew this beer has been selected for its intensity of flavour. Amber and Cara malt have been added to give a rich, almost chewy, malt backbone and body and we have used a classic blend of aroma hops, Fuggles, Goldings and Styrian Goldings to add their signature vibrant characters.
Matured for 48 days

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3.8
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 8, 2011
330ml bottle from the 2011 run, ABV listed at 7.4% this year rather than 8.5%. Pours a plum ruby colour with a moderate tan head. Aroma is dark, sweet fruits and whiskey. Taste is very complex. I got oak, bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla, not necessarily in that order. A hint of spice. Very little bitterness. Palate was nice and thick. Overall, maybe a touch too sweet for some tastes, but this was a very nice sipping or desert beer.

3.4
BillWyce (1092) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
From notes: Poured clear red-amber with a thick, creamy bone-colored head. Aroma was of sweet orange mixed with wood notes. Medium-bodied, with a long, but mild finish. Flavor of wood mixed with vanilla, with a bright orange note in the finish.

3.3
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Tasted next to the original and rum cask last night. This easily has the most hop influence and last amount of barrel influence of the three beers. In fact, I’m not sure if this was barrel aged like the other two. Mellow spice and molasses flavor. Decent winter beer that’s still tasting alright here at the end of summer.

3.5
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2012
330ml bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a clear medium ruby with a one finger off-white head. Smells strongly of toffee, caramel, and banana. Also a slight rum smell along with some vanilla. Flavor of toffee, caramel, vanilla and banana. Really quite a bit going on here. When this beer was cold I definitely picked up a lot of banana and vanilla. As it warmed some more caramel and toffee started coming out. There is a slight bitterness towards the finish. Overall this is a decent beer but not my favorite from Innis and Gunn. I would have it again, though.

3.4
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours copper with a white head. Aroma of malt, vanilla and mild oak. Flavour starts with sweet malt, caramel and orange before a slight bitter finish. Light carbonation. Good.

3.5
thb (831) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
Dark brown clear with mountainous bubbly head. Aromas: vanilla, oak. Butterscotch as per usual. Taste: sweet - a bit syrupy but the higher alcohol and dry oak cuts through it. Something about the carbonation is distracting.

2.8
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
This s a review of the winter 2012 Deep copper pour. Claims to be a porter brewed with molasses. If it was a porter it was light. Molasses is prevalent Slight yeast and roasted malts. Drinkable but just ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
TheDog (586) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle. Amber colour with thin beige head. Aroma and taste of malts, caramel, oak and whisky notes. Soft carbonation and sweet vanilla finish. No apple or soap mouthfeel in this bottle, like some of the tap ratings. I guess the bar needs to clean the tap lines. You cant taste its 7.4 %. Nice beer but other I&G´s being better.

2.8
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
In bottle; nice golden copper color. Aroma somewhat sweet with a citrusy finish. Taste; strong orange peel at the start finishing with the oak. Kind of a medicinal taste. Nice body, but just an OK beer ... Innis and Gun has better beers to choose from

4
JRHBrew (367) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
Very solid beer, slightly different from last year. There is a more pronounced oak character and the citrus has been dialed up as well


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